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Mr.Bill

(24,438 posts)
Wed Mar 6, 2019, 03:51 PM Mar 2019

Ahh, yes...Ash Wednesday...

the day we get to see which of the cable news people and politicians we see on TV are Catholics.

Funny thing is, growing up in a Catholic household in the 50s and 60s, I don't remember it being a thing to leave it there all day. We washed it off as soon as we got home from church, and my parents didn't object.

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Mr.Bill

(24,438 posts)
2. Oh, yes, Catholics always put on a great show.
Wed Mar 6, 2019, 04:03 PM
Mar 2019

The costumes alone are absolutely fabulous. Some people are very attracted to ceremony and ritual. Many fraternal organizations are like that, too.

Mr.Bill

(24,438 posts)
7. I never minded having fish one night a week. I looked forward to Fridays as a child.
Wed Mar 6, 2019, 04:59 PM
Mar 2019

Now I even have it more frequently than that. I just don't care to have someone else tell me which night.

rurallib

(62,583 posts)
13. I hated fish and still do - I dreaded Fridays.
Thu Mar 7, 2019, 09:29 PM
Mar 2019

finally started eating meat on Fridays @ age 13. I didn't die go to hell and finally quit starving on Fridays.

handmade34

(22,761 posts)
10. not just Catholics
Wed Mar 6, 2019, 05:50 PM
Mar 2019

many Protestants as well... and I respect people that adhere to the ritual... now, dogmatic ritual is dangerous, but many traditions are healthy if approached with awareness and wisdom

lindysalsagal

(20,992 posts)
12. Tribalism requires the labeling of both members and outsiders.
Wed Mar 6, 2019, 07:51 PM
Mar 2019

But it's the whole "Charred human" look that really sells it.

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